Fantasy Football 2014: WR Rankings, Risers, Fallers, Sleepers and Risks

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Fantasy Football 2014: WR Rankings, Risers, Fallers, Sleepers and Risks
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The diva wide receivers love to catch everything, especially praise. Fantasy owners tend to believe the hype, particularly in this pass-happy, modern-day NFL. Careful, though, you might be catching flak.

Receivers have become bigger and bigger pieces to the fantasy football puzzle. They are getting picked over running backs in the early rounds more than ever, and a full complement of wideouts will litter fantasy rosters before the highest-scoring position in fantasy (quarterback) is even considered now.

All this amps up the expectations and forces us to get our picks at this position right.

In this slideshow, we update the wide receiver rankings heading into the penultimate preseason games, analyze a set of risers and fallers, and review the sleepers and risks to avoid. Our rankings are produced by roughly projecting a player's role, health and statistical potential, with a little fudge factor weighed in from average draft position (ADP) data.

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